West coast is booming as tech and tourism industries take off

Galway city and county enjoy economic, tourism and cultural boosts as the region continues to shine, writes Siobhán Maguire

30th September, 2018
Shop Street in Galway: more than 1.6 million overseas tourists visited the city and county in 2017 Pic: Failte Ireland

With its location on the west coast of Ireland, Galway is renowned for its beauty, cosmopolitan city and cultural events that include the annual Galway Arts Festival and Galway Races. But beneath the aesthetics and festivities is a hub of activity that has set the city and county apart as a prime location of industry and employment.

IDA Ireland, the agency responsible for the attraction of foreign direct investment (FDI) into the country, said an...

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